The Australian Pulse Conference (APC) will be held in Tamworth NSW, from 12 to 14 September 2016, to coincide with the International Year of Pulses (IYP). The success of the inaugural PBA Pulse Conference held in 2013, which was attended by almost 200 delegates, inspired the pulse research community to ensure that the next national conference continues to promote the value of research and development within the pulse value chain, hence the formation of the Australian Pulse Conference (APC).
Themed “Feed the Farm, Feed the World”, the conference will have a scientific focus aligned with the International Year of Pulse and aims to heighten awareness of the benefits of pulse cultivation to the sustainability of farming systems, to increase food security as well as to improve human nutrition, and to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges facing Australian farmers to produce high quality pulses.
The APC will be run over three days – with a research focus day, a production/industry focus day and a field day. International keynote speakers have been invited to focus on key aspects of pulse research and development of commercial significance to the Australian Industry.